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Essays and articles with a eclectic edge.

10 Amazing Short Articles and Essays

28 September 2023 @ 9:13 pm

10 Amazing Short Articles and EssaysWant to read something great? Short on time? We have you covered:Things We Think We Know by Chuck Klosterman - We all hate stereotypes. Except we don’t…Crazy Love by Steven Pinker - Why love is like insanity…

10 Essential Essays by Joan Didion

13 September 2023 @ 8:01 pm

10 Essential Essays by Joan DidionSlouching Towards Bethlehem - The center was not holding. It was a country of bankruptcy notices and public-auction announcements and commonplace reports of casual killings and misplaced children and abandoned homes and vandals who misspelled even the four-letter words they scrawled…Goodbye to All That - When I first saw New York some instinc

10 Great Essays by Nora Ephron

10 September 2023 @ 3:33 pm

10 Great Essays by Nora EphronOn Maintenance - Maintenance is what you have to do just so you can walk out the door knowing that if you go to the market and bump into a guy who once rejected you, you won’t have to hide behind a stack of canned food…A Few Words about Breasts - I was boyish. I wanted desperately not to be that way, not to be a mixture

5 Great Articles about Future War

4 September 2023 @ 7:32 pm

5 Great Articles about Future WarThe AI-Powered, Totally Autonomous Future of War Is Here by Will Knight - Ships without crews. Self-directed drone swarms. How a US Navy task force is using off-the-shelf robotics and artificial intelligence to prepare for the next age of conflict.Putin has Redrawn the World - But Not the Way He Wanted by Allan Little - We are living in new and more dange

5 Great Essays by Jia Tolentino

25 August 2023 @ 4:17 pm

5 Great Essays by Jia TolentinoThe Tyranny of the Ideal Woman by Jia Tolentino - How we became suckers for the hard labor of self-optimization… Somewhere Worse by Jia Tolentino - We are entering an era not just of unsafe abortions but of the widespread criminalization of pregnancy

10 Essential Essays about Writing

9 August 2023 @ 7:07 pm

10 Essential Essays about WritingWhy I Write by Joan Didion - Exploring the art of writing, and what it means to the authorAutobiographical Notes by James Baldwin - I was born in Harlem thirty-one years ago. I began plotting novels at about the time I learned to read…

10 Essential Sports Articles

27 July 2023 @ 7:16 pm

10 Essential Sports ArticlesFriday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger - Outside, the August night was cool and serene, with just a wisp of West Texas wind. Inside, there was a sense of excitement and also relief, for the waiting was basically over…

Ten Great Essays about Scientific Method But is it Science? by Jim Baggott - There is no agreed...

14 July 2023 @ 8:24 pm

Ten Great Essays about Scientific Methodimage But is it Science? by Jim Baggott - There is no agreed criterion to distinguish science from pseudoscience, or just plain ordinary bullshit… The Problem with P-values by David Colquhoun - Academic psychology and medical testing are both dogged by unreliability. The reason is clear: we got probability wrong 

Ten Great Essays about Mathematics

19 June 2023 @ 8:33 pm

Ten Great Essays about MathematicsWhat Is Math? by Dan Falk - A teenager asked that age-old question on TikTok, creating a viral backlash, and then, a thoughtful scientific debate…How Natural is Numeracy? by Philip Ball - Where does our number sense come from? Is it a neural capacity we are born with — or is it a product of our culture?

5 Great Essays about Artificial Intelligence

31 May 2023 @ 7:52 pm

5 Great Essays about Artificial Intelligence: The Stupidity of AI by James Bridle - Artificial intelligence in its current form is based on the wholesale appropriation of existing culture, and the notion that it is actually intelligent could be actively dangerous The Jessica Simulation by Jason Fagone - The death of the woman he loved was too much to bear. Could a